Saturday, December 22, 2012

The day the world was supposed to end....

I spent it in paradise. It was a beautiful day - hiking, beach, ahi tacos, more beach, sunset, farmer's market.... it was a good day.
Some images from the last few days: 
Tuesday: Abalone Shells Christmas Tree in Poipu

Wednesday Morning early: The No Name Beach.
Very rough surf, but beautiful sun and waves. I saw a sign for hiking so I thought I'd follow the trail. Not really a trail just a walkway down to the beach. 

Thursday: after second kick-ass yoga class, a hike to a view of Hanalei valley.
While the hike was pretty short - only 2 miles up, then 2 down, this was a very muddy, and therefore very slippery, and therefore not an easy hike. A walking stick was much needed. But it was worth it to get up high enough to see the entire valley. Those are taro fields below. Incredibly picturesque, like walking in a National Geographic magazine.  

Today: (The day the world was supposed to end) A hike over Kuilau trail.  This image is a little dark because it was about 2 seconds before the heavens opened up and poured on us - as it does every half hour or so around here - but you can see the trail across the little valley in all of the lush greenery. 

Then I had lunch in Kapa'a, looked at shops, sat on a very windy beach because it was actually sunny and there was no guarantee that it would be sunny in Hanalei.
Then I decided to go all the way to the end of the road - to the start of the Na Pali Coast. And I caught the sun set.

 I couldn't decide which image I liked best, so you can decide for yourself. But I do think my blog may need a make over. I want to be able to show larger images and this old (ancient! in fact) blog template doesn't let me do that. So - you've been warned - my blog may get a face lift towards the beginning of 2013.


Katitch said...

Wow, those pictures are stunning = I love all of them.
You are so fortunate to be able to go to those places!

I think the whole end-of-the-world frenzy is getting old. Do you remember the big 2000 Apocalypse? That was the funniest one...

Ben said...

Sounds like you are having a great trip, enjoy paradise on earth! And PS, those of us state side are all still here as well :)

renaissance1970 said...

Looks beautiful. I love Hawaii. Miss the taro bread. Thanks for posting the warm pictures.

renaissance1970 said...

I love Hawaii. Thanks for posting the warm pictures.

tara said...

Hi Everyone!
Thanks for the comments! Sorry it took so long to post them - I've been MIA since returning to Los Angeles. Hope you all had lovely holidays!